1964 Lamborghini 350 GT Gets a Full Restoration
Lucky owner takes a fresh lap
When you own one of the first of 15 Lamborghini 350 GTs to roll off the assembly line, you can't take it to any old shop for repairs. You take it to the specialists at Polo Storico Lamborghini for service and a proper restoration, if necessary.
This particular 1964 Lamborghini 350 GT, chassis #0121, was one of the company's first production vehicles and is worth a fortune to collectors — a 1965 350 GT sold for $935,000 in 2015 at RM Sotheby's Monterey sale.
The white two-door coupe received a full restoration by Polo Storico, which took a full year to bring it back to its original condition with OEM parts.
An incredible 22 layers of paint were added to protect the body and accent the car's curvaceous lines. The rims and car radio are also still original, and a fresh set of sticky Pirellis is probably the only 21st century addition to this incredible machine. Bravo!
After more than 1,150 hours of body work and another 750 hours of engine and electrical work, the happy owner did what you're supposed do with a perfect specimen like this: Take it to the track.
And if you happen to live in Northern Italy, you take it to the Autodromo di Modena for several spirited laps.
Despite being more than a half-century old, the legendary Lambo, fitted with black leather interior and a wood steering wheel, did not disappoint. Seriously, how could it? Its aluminum V-12 DOHC engine is certain to provide an incredible soundtrack for the drive.
The look of this model changed a little during its production run, which ended in 1966. According to the experts at Lamborghini Polo Storico, however, this model retained the unique features of the original prototype.